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Since we are originally from Ukraine, we can tell about the country pretty much. Ukraine is very different from the Western European countries in terms of tourism. It's not difficult to travel in the large cities, but the small towns have almost no touristic infrastructure.

Maps of Ukraine:
Political map - the best map in English that I found in the Internet
Physical map
Carpathian Mountains map

Promo Videos of Ukraine:
High Time to See Ukraine
Switch on Ukraine
All About U
See You in Ukraine by winner of Ukraine's Got Talent - Ksenia Simonova

Before your visit

U can read this article, that was written before Eurovision Song Contest 2017.

Tourist routes in the Ukraine for independent travelers

Weekend trips from Kyiv

Places of Interest

The country has enough architectural and natural attractions, but the government is not interested in many of them at the moment. Without adequate funding, the sights continue to deteriorate every year.

Most attractions are located in western Ukraine, in the Carpathian Mountains, Crimea and Kyiv.

The most interesting places in Ukraine, in our opinion:


Great panorama of Kiev
Great panorama of Kiev ©Yuriy Buriak


Lviv Opera House
Lviv Opera House ©Yuriy Buriak


Castle from the observation deck
Castle from the observation deck ©Yuriy Buriak


Observation deck near the 4th reactor
Observation deck near the 4th reactor ©Yuriy Buriak

Carpathian Mountains

Synevyr lake
Synevyr lake ©Yuriy Buriak

Chernivtsi and University in Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi National University
Chernivtsi National University ©Yuriy Buriak

Arboretum "Sofiyivka" in Uman

Sofiyivka Arboretum in Uman
Sofiyivka Arboretum in Uman ©Yuriy Buriak


Odessa sea port. Odessa hotel
Odessa sea port. Odessa hotel ©Yuriy Buriak

Vinnytsia Fountain

Light and music fountain
Light and music fountain "Roshen" in Vinnytsia ©Yuriy Buriak

Southern Coast of Crimea

Lastochkino Gnezdo (Swallow's Nest)
Lastochkino Gnezdo (Swallow's Nest) ©Yuriy Buriak

Balaklava Bay and a secret tunnel for submarines built during the "cold war"

Secret bunker for submarines
Secret bunker for submarines ©Yuriy Buriak

In the menu on the right you can find hundreds of other attractions. We didn't include in this list many interesting places because of poor infrastructure and transport links.


Separate article: Transport in Ukraine.

Mobile Communications

Mobile communication in Ukraine is very well developed. In Ukraine, there are three operators, which are the market leaders. Their proposals are practically identical.

Astelit (Life)

Call prices start at $0.02/min and there is no more than $0.14/min. Regular price - $0.07/min.


Separate article: Internet in Ukraine.

Useful links

http://green-ukraine.com/ - tours in western Ukraine in different languages
http://www.eway.in.ua/en/cities/kyiv - route planner in the ukrainian cities
http://bus.com.ua/cgi-bin/bus-gn?tr=1 - buses, ticket sales
http://uz.gov.ua/en/ - trains, ticket sales
http://www.traveltoukraine.org - official travel site of Ukraine
http://wikitravel.org/en/Ukraine - Wikitravel about Ukraine
http://visitkyiv.com.ua/en/index - туристический сайт Киева
http://lviv.travel/en/index - туристический сайт Львова
http://kyivmural.com/?lang=en - map of Kyiv murals

Some movies in which you can see Ukraine:

House of Flying Daggers (2004) - Chinese historical action drama with the Hong Kong stars Andy Lau and Zhang Ziyi. The film is almost entirely shot in the Ukrainian Carpathians, and very well shows the beauty of the mountains. It snowed so early (October) that the filmmakers had to change the script and the film. But, as a result, film was nominated for an Oscar for cinematography (video).

Battleship Potemkin (1925) - old, but fairly well-known film, has repeatedly called one of the best in the history of cinema. Some scenes of the film have become iconic and have been used in dozens of other movies (video).

Taras Bulba (2009) - a large-scale film about the life of Ukrainian Cossacks. Very well shown Khortytsya island and Khotyn Fortress (video).

Everything Is Illuminated (2005) - adventure tragicomedy in the road movie style with Elijah Wood. All events take place in Ukraine, mainly near Odessa (video).

D'Artagnan and Three Musketeers (1979) - a famous Soviet film based on the work of Alexandre Dumas. Filmed in Lviv, Lviv region, Odessa and the Odessa region.

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